Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
JIB
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING

Automated Online Tool for Designing Analytical System Platforms

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 22 May 2013
A new online automated-configuration application enables biotech and other life science researchers to design customized analytical platforms centered on a high-speed microplate mover.

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Milford, MA, USA) , iAutomate application is a self-serve, free-to-use tool that allows the user to quickly and easily build or modify a system centered around the Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS plate mover.

The Orbitor RS is a high-speed microplate mover offering proven, reliable performance with completely flexible plate handling. Extensive vertical reach allows multiple stacked or high-density instruments to be loaded in a small footprint, and a bidirectional telescoping arm provides superior reach, improved user safety, and unlimited base rotations within a 360 degrees workspace. The instrument accommodates any plate format, from shallow to deep well, in addition to tip boxes and lids, tubes, or racks. This flexibility is further supported by random or sequential plate access and the ability to mix modes of storage as assay requirements change. Laboratory safety is maximized, as the robotic arm is able to pass through the base and remain inside the rotating base while turning.

The iAutomate application, which can be accessed online (Please see Related Links below), enables the complete integration of the Orbitor mover into a platform with any of more than 100 different instruments and service parts. The image can be visualized in two or three dimensions, where a scale model can be inspected in detail from any angle.

Related Links:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
iAutomate Application



comments powered by Disqus

Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: Diagram illustrates the innovative process that could lead to more effective drugs against influenza infection (Photo courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Researchers Show How the Influenza Virus Blocks Natural Killer Cell Recognition

A team of molecular virologists has described how the influenza virus evolved a defense mechanism to protect it from attack by the immune system's natural killer (NK) cells. The recognition of pathogen-infected... Read more

Drug Discovery

view channel
Image: Synthetic ion transporters can induce apoptosis by facilitating chloride anion transport into cells (Photo courtesy of the University of Texas, Austin).

Experimental Drug Kills Cancer Cells by Interfering with Their Ion Transport Mechanism

An experimental anticancer drug induces cells to enter a molecular pathway leading to apoptosis by skewing their ion transport systems to greatly favor the influx of chloride anions. To promote development... Read more

Therapeutics

view channel
Image: Liver cells regenerated in mice treated with a new drug (right) compared with a control group (center) after partial liver removal. Healthy liver cells are shown at left (Photo courtesy of Marshall et al, 2014, the Journal of Experimental Medicine).

New Drug Triggers Liver Regeneration After Surgery

Investigators have revealed that an innovative complement inhibitor decreases complement-mediated liver cell death, and actually stimulates postsurgery liver regrowth in mice. Liver cancer often results... Read more

Business

view channel

Partnership Established to Decode Bowel Disease

23andMe (Mountain View, CA,USA), a personal genetics company, is collaborating with Pfizer, Inc. (New York, NY, USA), in which the companies will seek to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research project designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity,... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.